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their mothers were able to receive the health care they needed. president obama understands and he cares and that is why i am here. i am here tonight i for my daughter to stand up for her because critics so that when she grows up, planned parenthood will be there for her, too. >> please welcome cecile richards, the president of planned parenthood. [applause] >> good evening. good evening. on behalf of the millions of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends, republicans and democrats who counted on planned parenthood for health care and in honor of the thousands and doctors of the staff of planned parenthood all across america, i am proud tonight to support the reelection of president barack obama. [applause] two years ago, when paul ryan took over theeohner house of representatives, they promised they would create jobs. instead, on day one, they came after women's health and they have not let up since. first, they voted to end cancer screenings for 5 million women. they voted to end funding for birth control with planned parenthood, and, for good measure, they even tried to redef
an open as. -- an openness. >> we get an update from the chairman of the dnc. >> president obama will be arriving thursday. there are different caucuses that have been seen today with different speakers. it has more of a feel of a real convention. we have seen a lot of barack obama merchandise and we did not see that in tampa with mitt romney. >> in my experience, republicans are a little bit more disciplined and a little bit more buttoned down. the democrats are little bit more improvisational. the only improvised moment with the republicans in temple was with clint eastwood. >> i was at a breakfast earlier today and somebody actually brought an empty chair onto the stage. it was one of the most energized moments i have seen so far. >> there is rain outside in charlotte. earlier james taylor was singing "carolina on my mind." we may have to hold off on that music festival. >> right now they are setting up for tomorrow. this has been a more relaxed opening to this convention compared to tampa. people industry carnival or very loose. -- are very loose. this is a democratic base th
-- immigration reform, and for those of us that followed that, barack obama voted for poison-pill amendments the coalition did not support, that john mccain/kennedy did not support, yet when it came to the election, john mccain did horrible with latino voters and felt abandoned by the group he felt he had been fighting for, and probably one of the most negative eds their opinion 2008 was a spanish language and then try to link john mccain to the use of rush limbaugh, not even fairly taken -- taking the views of rush limbaugh into context, and he hates the john mccain, but he abandoned immigration reform after the election, and frankly, just talking about the principles, how could you blame him? >> i would say his party abandoned him. we saw in the primaries leading up to the nomination, you had rudy guiliani trying to outdo each other in terms of extreme rhetoric that was anti-locking all. it was a weight that he could not overcome as he was headed into the nomination and he realized he could not fulfil the positions he had taken early on and had no choice. i think this is a reflection of th
obama. all of this as the convention begins here in charlotte, north carolina. ♪ ♪ >> thank you so much. thank you. the 46th quadrennial national convention of the democratic national party will now come to order. of the next three days we will hold the most open and accessible political convention in history. thank you. dior's from across the country and world can watch the entire convention, gavel-to-gavel, on the website and through our global application. the entire program is also being streamed simultaneous in spanish. [cheers and applause] we will clearly demonstrate why we need to key barack obama and joe biden in the white house. this convention is more than reelecting the president obama. it is about helping the economy from the middle class out. this success will be based on the gauging the. of all the people who want to put their shoulders to the whale to the willeacregion and change our country for the better. we are so proud we have the largest number of delegates ever assembled at a democratic national convention. as i look out from this podium, ee the strength and unity
, president obama recognizes jerusalem as the capital of israel and our party's platform should as well. mr. chairman, i have submitted my amendment in writing and i believe it is being projected on the screen for the delegates to see. i move adoption of the amendment as submitted and shown to the delegates. >> a motion has been made. is there a second? is there any further discussion? hearing none, the matter requires a two-thirds vote in the affirmative. all those in favor? all those opposed? in the opinion -- let me do that again. all of those delegates in favor, say aye. all those opposed, say no. i will do that one more time. all those delegates in favor say aye. all those opposed, say no. in the opinion of that chair, two-thirds of the vote is in the affirmative. the platform has been amended as shown on the screen. thank you very much. gov strickland, thank you for your service. thank you again for your service. as chair of the platform drafting committee. everyone, please rise for the invocation offered by bishop vashti murphy mckenzie. >> this would be the time you would take the h
[applause] president obama get it because he spent his life fighting for the middle class, and we know the economy does not grow from the top down but from the middle class out and from the bottom up. that is how we create jobs and reduce the debt. [applause] mitt romy wants to give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, but for middle- class families taking on by -- who are hanging on their fingernails, his plan will hammer them with the new tax hike of of to $2,000 -- up to $2,000. mitt romney wants to give billions in breaks to big corporations, but he and paul ryan would pulverize financial reform, dr. rice -- voucherize medicare and vaporize obamacare. [applause] the republican vision --it is clear -- i got mine. the rest of you are on your own. republicans say they do not believe in government. sure, they do. they believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. [applause] mitt romney is the guy that said corporations are people. no, governor romney, corporations are not people. people have hearts. they have kids. -- sick. they live, and they die, and
the nation-building here in home. [applause] >> president obama on the foreign policy. let's return to the floor. >> she was in denver four years ago. now back for this one. did he close the deal tonight? >> i think he absolutely did. absolutely. he laid out his accomplishments, he laid out his plans for the middle class, i absolutely think he did. >> what other speech stood out? >> there have been so many of them. as a woman, i was completely inspired by sandra fluke and sister -- i forgot her name but the nuns on the bus. michelle obama and president clinton were amazing. the governor not to that of the park tonight. >> what about the president's speech tonight? what did you take away from what he said? >> he has more work to do. we have to send him back and keep him going. i believe -- this is great. i had butterflies in my rec -- in my stomach. i was so excited to listen to him in person. >> why do you think this race is so close? >> it is close because president obama has had a lot of policies. they're not sound bites. they are complex and interesting. we're trying our best to
barack obama'commitmentss to the state of israel. over the past four years, the president has proven that commitment time and again in word and deed. his unflinching commitment to israel's future as the jewish state. to say that israel's qualitative military edge advantage, but president has increased security assistance to israel to record levels, more than any other president. when he visited in 2008, an israeli towns along the gaza border besieged by constant rocket attacks, president obama sopa himself the terrible toll terrorism takes on israelis. that is why he secure the funds to deploy the iron dome and the rockford defense system which has already saved countless israeli lives, and under president obama, the u.s. and israel are firmly committed to stopping one of that gravest threats to international security, iran pose the quest for nuclear weapons. quest for nuclear weapons. he has specifically stated that an iranian nuclear weapon is unacceptable and he will employ u.s. power, economic, intelligence, and military, to prevent, not contain, a nuclear iran. did to the presid
kind of country do you want four years from now? he basically did barack obama's dirty work, paving the way for barack obama to come out here and speak again with some substance, but with some vision and hope for the future. he cannot be talking about what he inherited any more appeared he cannot be overly and obviously-on romney unless u.s. to turn off the middle-of-the- road voters. -- unless he wants to turn off the middle-of-the-road voters. >> you pointed out that you covered bill clinton for seven years as governor. here's a man who certainly loves politics and loves to be the center of attention what you think he was thinking last night? >> he was eating it up. he was loving it appeared he was also doing his job as the leader of the party and as a low yield soldier for barack obama. -- a loyal soldier for barack obama. >> i want to ask you about this venue. it is raining outside. a lot of the discussion as to why dnc move from bank of america station to keep the file might hear inside time warner. they say that it is trying to fill a stadium of 7000. >> the reason they moved
, for the people. god of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your wisdom in governing us. president obama, vice president biden, congress, the supreme court, and all those including mitt romney and paul reiser and who seek to serve the common good by serving in office. help them remember the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself. with your grace, may all americans choose wisely as we consider the future course of public policy, and finally, we beseech your benediction on all of us who depart from here this evening and on all those in every land who yearn to conduct their lives in freedom and justice. we beg you to remember those who are not free, those who suffer for freedom's cause, those who are poor, out of work, needy, sick, or alone, those who are persecuted for religious convictions or ravaged by war. we thank you for the gift of our beloved country, for we are one nation under god, and in god we trust, so god bless america, you who rain for ever, amen. >> amen. >> please welcome the 2012 share of the democratic national convention, mayor anton
to the policies that got us into an historic level mess when president obama took over and the things we need to do to dig out and move forward together. >> what was the feeling inside the room with president clinton puzzle speech? >> electric. everybody was excited to have someone explain what has actually been going on as opposed to listening to eight regurgitated smokescreen of rhetoric -- to a regurgitated smokescreen of rhetoric -- of rhetoric. people ask me what i do with these credentials of what i heard was that they will be asked to another event in the future so they can use them and say -- see the president's speech. >> the important thing is that people around the country hear the president tomorrow. it is likely to be in the building but the main thing is for him to make the case to the american people and explain that a lot of what is being said is absolutely wrong and that he has us on a course where we can recover from the economic downturn and get people in this country an opportunity to regret let me turn to a first-time delegate. -- opportunity. >> let me turn to a first-ti
. republicans have common-sense proposals to remove these. president obama puts governments first. he wants to raise taxes on small businesses. he wants to keep our energy races under lock and key including the keystone xl pipeline. he wants more spending that will put us in debt to china. more of the same. where are the jobs that no wonder jobs are fleeing overseas. let's bring those jobs home, back to america, back to local businesses. there is one more thing i tell people. i tell them i have made restoring the american dream my life work. without it i would not be where i am today. eiger up in an under privilege neighborhood. i was the first person in my family to attend college. my mother and grandmother started cleaning the house is again when i did not have enough money for law school and my brother gave me everything he had. i would tell myself that if i ever got out of the environment i gear up when i would work hard to get others out and make it easier for them to have the same opportunities that have given me a chance to make a difference. that is why i am running for congress. it
that when it comes to his character and his convictions and his heart, barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. he is the same man who started his career by turning down high-paying jobs and instead of working and struggling -- in struggling neighborhoods where steel plant shutdown, fighting to rebuild communities and get folks back to work. because for barack, success is not about how much money you make. it is about the different to make in people's lives. -- the diffrence you make in people's lives. he is the same man when our girls were first born with anxiously checked their cribs every few minutes to ensure they were still breathing, proudly showing them off to everyone we knew. you see, that is the man who sit down with me and our girls for dinner nearly every night, patiently answering questions about issues in the news, strategizing about middle school french ships -- friendships. that is the man i see in this quiet moments late at night, hunched over his desk, poring over the letters people have sent him. the latter are the father struggling to p
showed the world the truth promise of america when we elected president barack obama. [cheers and applause] and years ago, a man inspired by president obama's election decided to come forward. he came to our washington office and said, i'm one of the people who beat you. i want to apologize. will you forgive me? i said i accept your apology. he started crying. [applause] he gave me a hug. i hugged him back. we botyh starte -- we both started crying. this man and i don't want to go back. we don't want to go back. [cheers and applause] brothers and sisters, do you wanna go back? >> no! >> or do you want to keep america moving forward? >> yes! >> my dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. it is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union. [cheers and applause] not too long ago, people had to pass -- pay a toll tax. a man was asked to carry the number of bubbles in a bar of soap. one was asked to count the -- all to keep them from casting their ballots. today, it is unbelievable that there are republican officials trying to stop some people
washington university, showing president obama with a slight edge. governor romney was leading in may. now the latest poll shows president obama up with 50%. some other tidbits about this poll. it says -- obama leads from the on the issues of handling the economy, foreign policy, taxes, medicare, and standing up for the middle class. but romney leaves on better handling of the federal budget and spending. 38% of voters surveyed said the presidential debates are not an important factor in their vote and 84% said that they would not consider voting for another candidate. your top issues. we want to hear from romney and obama supporters and undecided voters. scott is up first in texas. caller: i believe romney will win with a landslide. the economy, gas prices, for and policy, the debt. the obama administration has been a total failure. i don't know what else we should have expected from the least qualified individual to ever hold office. host: what qualifies mitt romney for the presidency? caller: his entire life. he is one of the most compassionate, caring individuals. he is not the narciss
obama has dropped all work requirements for individuals receiving welfare. 53.8% now that is not accurate. the rest either have the answer wrong or say they do not know. 41.6% know that this statement is not accurate -- mitt romney says that as president he will work to make abortion illegal in all circumstances. deceptions in ads being believed need more public knowledge. next slide. on matters of background knowledge, in which the item was in the news for an extended period, they have higher levels of background base knowledge. these are not contested claims, so we would expect the knowledge level to be higher, but we are right around 70% who know the supreme court held that a fine in the affordable care act was constitutional since it was a tax. roughly the same, -- the percent that knew that the decision to downgrade the american economy from the highest credit rating, standard and poor blamed both democrats and republicans for the downgrade. when news media concentrates over extended periods of time over a matter of importance to the public, public knowledge rise
the arena. a speech by president obama. by the way, the national convention of the democrats was the first nominating convention of a major party ever held in the state of north carolina. lots to talk about and preview for you this morning. and dan bowls writes in "the washington post" this morning, why is washington as divided as ever? there's a shot of president obama waving after speaking to thousands of supporters in iowa. the main headline said who stood in the way of change? obama vowed a new era of unity. why is washington as divided as ever. want to ask you that question this morning we welcome your phone calls to the segment as well as your tweets and your e-mails. democrats, call 202-737-0001. republicans, 737-0002. and independents, 202-628-0205. we look forward to hearing from you. why do you think washington is as divided as ever? that's the at the nowhere of the piece today. he said despite partisanship, there's polarization. deep as it's been in modern time, instead of cooperation, there is confrontation, instead of civility, there's rudeness. the political system seems fro
criticized for is not having a narrative. not telling us what's and obama presidency would be like. i do not think we have any link here between the circumstances, what he has done, and what he will do. that picture is not there. >> to be fair, i feel like we got a little more from barack obama that we get from mitt romney on what the next four years will look like but i do not have a good understanding. >> i am not sure mitt romney knows what he wants to do and if he does, i do not think he wants to say much because that is his nature. he does not want to be held with his feet to the fire. i was old disconcerted about the things that obama was promising. i did not understand how he was going to get there. 1 million manufacturing jobs. he is throwing out these things that we still have not seen any jobs and we're getting more numbers tomorrow. how is he going to do things that he is not doing for four years? where are these jobs coming from? >> it is a good point. i was thinking that when he was going through a laundry list trade will have energy expansion and manufacturing jobs, we will
of which is "haunting legacy: vietnam and the american legacy from four to obama." he is a brookings scholar as well as a fellow of george washington university. a great line up a lot of expertise. we are looking for to hearing from them. we will turn it over to you for questions. >> peter has written the most important book in the country on robotics and the future of warfare. we hope our moderator will not be shy as we get these questions on technologies and other matters from you very shortly. we thank you for being here as well. instead of going to the redskins parade or playing hooky on the golf course on this gorgeous afternoon. today in september 10. tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11. a brief word just to thank all those who have done so much to hold our country together and protect it in the last few years, including not only the men and women in uniform -- certainly them -- but also get first responders were making their communities work, as well as our allies. it is a day of remembrance, and thank yous. i want to say a couple of broad points about how to think about obama
's coming in the house after 6:30. disapproval aimed at blocking the obama administration's changes to the welfare law. also expected, a package of energy and entertainment bills aimed at boosting energy production and jobs. house live on c-span. the senate gavels in at 10:00 a.m. wednesday to continue work on a veterans' jobs bill as well as take up a job funding the government for six months. for more, we spoke to a capitol hill reporter. >> senators spent the week to create job corps for veterans. where does that stand now? >> they claim to vote on the 19th. they will take off monday and tuesday for the jewish holiday and they will finally begin writing this on wednesday. >> who had objections to this? >> there were several reasons to stall. first of all, if you wanted the cynical view, the republicans were not going to give them anything. democrats control the senate. the bill is meant to increase hiring and job training for veterans, particularly those who have served in afghanistan and iraq. part of the problem with republicans said that there were other things the government
, michelle obama, and the mayor of san antonio are two of the featured speakers at the time warner cable a real not in an uptown charlotte. 400 alternates and 5900 delegates will be at the convention. 50% of the democratic delegates are women. here is the front page of "of the charlotte observer" this morning. -- first page -- front page of "the charlotte observer" this morning. the convention kicks off in at 5:00 p.m. we will go over the schedule in just a few minutes. "voters in the second term undeserved, country is worse off." a belief that president obama does not deserve election according to a new poll. voters say that the nation is in worse condition now than it was in 2008. they say that obama does not deserve reelection. that is the top line of this poll. that seems to be a constant theme in this morning's papers. are you better off? that is the question this morning for the first section of "of the washington journal." are you better off than you were four years ago? for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. please allow 30 day
who are disappointed in obama to defect. you can look at his polling numbers across categories and, by all calculations, he has failed to be that candidate. for people on the left, super pac's, labor, it is not are they going to support us? but can we change their behavior and have them vote. >> before we move on from this topic. i want to give you guys a chance. this kind of dynamic that a lot people assume through tampa of was that the romney campaign is trying to run primarily on the kind of argument that you mentioned earlier. obama has not lived up to his promises. the economy is not good. gives someone else a chance. >> that would have solved the stimulus problem, by the way. >> ok. obama did not live up to that. the perception is that argument alone is not going to do anything. >> i agree. >> the republicans miss a big opportunity? >> they spent $100 million on negative ads in swing states this summer sort of refraining who romney is. they were enormously effective. they happen without any real organized response coming from the other side. one of the things i learned as a c
. host: president barack obama last night at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, accepting his party's nomination to run for president for the second time, a second term as 44th president of the united states. good morning and welcome. we will spend the first 40 minutes getting your reaction to the president's speech and what you saw last night at the convention. the numbers to call -- if you have called in the last 30 days, give others a chance. and be sure to mute your television or radio. you can also reach us on twitter. e-mails are welcome, too. and you can find us on facebook. we will read some of those po sts. once again, the morning and welcome. we will get to your phone calls in a moment. somes how it is playing in of the headlines across the country this morning -- and in the washington post -- and in the wall street journal -- lots more coming up. let's get to your phone calls. brian is waiting on our independent line. what did you hear last night in the president's speech? caller: all the speeches were pretty good, but, to be quite honest, it
it down. everybody right down somebody? what did you write down? >> michelle obama. >> harmony wrote down -- how many rode down michelle obama? half the group. why? >> her husband has got an army. >> she speaks with fire in her eyes. >> she would be a scary lady when she is mad. >> i would put paul ryan. >> i put michelle obama. i do not think it would take a lot to make her mad if you made her mad. to oprah.hat she did >> who do you want to mediate an argument between you and your spouse? who do you want to mediate between you and your spouse fax -- your spouse? an argument? >> you can we choose? -- who can we choose? >> clinton? how many said ann romney? >> she has a lot of familial experience. >> bill clinton. >> ann romney. >> she has a lot of experience and has been successful. >> let me try this. saturday afternoon, mitt romney has two free hours. no campaign, no anything. what do you think he is doing? with his two free hours? nothing. he has two free hours to himself. what is he doing? >> she is reviewing his investments. -- he is reviewing his investment. >> business related. wha
. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the obama leadership in the middle east has been inadequate and reactive. this is a short piece to start us off from the president at united nations yesterday, talking about the middle east. [video clip] >> i believe that this message must be rejected by all those who respect our common humanity. i have made it clear that th
>> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. ♪ like [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] host: after a 48 minute speech by bill clinton, president obama became the official nominee of the democratic party last night. the first time a former president has nominated a successor. we want to get your reaction to president clinton's speech and to hear what you think president obama should talk about it his acceptance speech tonight. members are on the screen. -- numbers are on the sreen. if you happen to be a de legate and want to talk about what you've seen, we want to hear from you as well. you can also contact us electronically. you can see the different ways there. facebook if you want to make a comment or continue the conversation. or send an e-mail. here is the front page. "the charlotte observer." here is "the wall street journal." from a front-page view of "the financial times." although it is custo
-- >> obama jobs. >> that is right. we are going to move forward. we have got to do what we've done to get here. my grandpa got here 100 years ago. he came with the shirt on his back, he worked in the fields of l.a. and california. he built a small business that was very thriving, supported a middle-class life. went to a significant catholic boarding school. loses all his money in the depression. had a younger wife -- she left him. put two daughters in foster home. this was the greatest generation. the the greatest generation suffered during the depression and sacrificed during world war ii said that we can have a better life, that we could make investments in education, the infrastructure that would make us the envy of the world, and virtually everything that created this quality of life. we understood back then that rewarding work was important. yes, we want to create wealth, no, we don't want a nation of polar opposites. he led the country from rich and poor to our country of opportunity. i believe strongly that president obama's pat is up more along those lines than the path that says
time of that campaign rally. we, the washington examiner yesterday had this article. obama to try to make case for sticking with him. don't expect president obama to try to reinvent himself this week at the democratic national convention. instead, he and a slew of his defenders will seek to convince voters to stick with the president they know, rather than gamble on someone they don't. a challenging task, tpeufpb that most americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction. that's from the washington examiner this morning, and that's what we're asking you this morning. president obama, 2008 voters, are you sticking with him? yes or no? two hundred two is the area code, you say yes you're sticking with him here in 2012, 737-ooo16789, there's a number for you to dial, 202-737-ooo2 if you say no, you're changing your mind. you can also make a comment on our facebook page, facebook.com/c-span or send in a tweet and there's a couple of different ways of sending in a tweet. you can do it at c-span wj for the "washington journal" or you can use the hash tag c-span dnc, which is
that got student loans because of the work of president obama, the 2 million latinos hold out of poverty, so the face of our party will reflect the values of our party. the platform is open, accessible convention will reaffirm that. >> can someone tell me what role has the university of california played in funding the obama campaign and also in funding the obama campaign? >> thousands of individual contributions from students. i am not quite sure the answer to that question. are you looking at no particular effort in charlatan? >> is it true that the university of california is one of the biggest funders of the obama campaign? >> i think that probably speaks to graduates' or students at the university who have contributed, but the you want to speak about what you are seeing on the ground in terms of support? >> i am a regent of the university of california and a graduate of ucla. go, bruins. they do not talk about what is going on in california, but california is very strongly in support of president obama. people ask me when i am washington, d.c., or campaigning, why would the mayor of
at this time. when president obama came into office in january of 2009, that month, we lost about 800,000 jobs. yes, there are those who would argue that the number of jobs added is clearly insufficient for this economy. but on the other hand, you have month after month for literally years now of job growth. if you want to oppose the political question of whether you are better or not -- better off or not, one could argue that we have job losses and now we have job gains. one could argue whether they are sufficient now and whose fault that is. host: comments from both mitt romney in his excedrin speech and barack obama on jobs, here is what both of them had to say. [video clip] >> this country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last two years. and now you have a choice. we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding new plants that train new workers -- rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers right here in the united states of america we can reward those companies that build right here and double their exp
example is every day in "the washington post," whenever there is a picture printed of barack obama or mitt romney, the picture of barack obama always has that beautiful barack obama smile on it. it's the best picture they could find of barack. and then right below it, there will be a picture of mitt romney with a sneer and he's very angry, like he's yelling at a crowd. but when, in fact, there's thousands of pictures available of mitt romney with a beautiful smile on his face and really looking positive and happy. they refuse to print those pictures. for people who don't read but just look at pictures -- there's a lot of people like that. that's one thing that the mainstream media in print, in newspapers, the "new york times," "washington post," they do it all the time. they used to find every glowing picture possible of hillary clinton that they could find. host: all right, kevin, we're going to leave it there and move on to beverly in kearney, missouri, on our democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning, peter. host: how are you? caller: i'm fine. you look nice as usual. you know,
it on your own. >> quite a few months ago there was an ad put out by the obama campaign featuring a cartoon women enter progress through life. the theme was what would be taken off three romney administration. it was pulled off because republicans lampooned it as a government program that obama was pushing. it seems that we have talked a lot about what the government can do. in your mind, how does obama deal with this idea that most of his solutions tend to be fairly traditional government programs. how would you get an economy going in a situation where there is a lot of problems? >> can you narrow down that question? >> what does obama offer -- what will he sell on thursday night? businesses are not seeing small business loans necessarily. much of there's too this intimate to the. >> there has been a cut in payroll taxes. this is the -- the republicans will tell you one thing and we will tell the truth in terms of what he has done with small business. small businesses have been the focus just like the middle class of this administration. >> i just saw a poll before we came on showing obam
then, barack obama was the guy who picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, i could actually see the pavement going by in a hole on the passenger side door [laughter] he was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he found in a dumpster. [laughter] and who's on a pair of decent shoes was a half a size too small. host: the front page of "the charlotte observer" - and "the chicago shop -- and of the chicago sun-times." we want to hear from you on the role of the first lady in campaigns. we have also set aside our fourth line this morning if you happen to be a democratic national convention delegates. we would love to hear from you and your experiences. you can contact us electronically as well. on the front page of "the richmond times dispatch" -- and "the boston globe" -- "the chicago tribune" -- "hartford currant" --- here is "the oran county register" --- "the l.a. times" -- here is" a washington times" we want to hear about you on the role of the first lady in a presidential campaign. mrs. obama is not the first lady to speak at a presidential conventi
graduated from college need not spare any longer at their faded obama posters on the wall and think that a life at home is all the have to vote for. governor romney said -- there's nothing to be ashamed with voting for obama, but if you are disappointed, there is an alternative. many of the partisans like that. in a broader audience, those were lines of attack that might resonate. how concerned are you about a conversation along those lines diminishing the president's possibility of being reelected? guest: you described them as lines, that's what they were. let's be clear, if you go with the mitt romney paul ryan budget, they will cut out student loans. they will cut medicare. essentially, they will this invest in infrastructure needed to stay strong. they will cut taxes that disproportionately impact the super-wealthy and, importantly, are paid for by the middle class. i will not try to suggest that those were not good lines. they definitely got applause. the question is, why did they not speak about their policies? there was not a lot of that. there was soaring rhetoric and good a
of the presidential debates, live on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. watch and engage. next, president obama and secretary clinton received the remains of those attacked in libya. after that, gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> president obama call the men who were killed in this week's consulate attack paycheck and great public servants who served their country well. ibya o were attacked in l were great public servants who serve their country well. this is 30 minutes. ♪ [playing slow, mournful song] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let us pause for a moment of silence. let us pray. gracious god, on behalf of a grateful nation and in the presence of grieving family members and colleagues, we welcome home for the final time ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, and tyrone woods. we give you thanks for the lives and the service of these men who wanted nothing more than to make a difference in the lives of other people. to bring justice and freedom to others, who possessed not only character and resolve, but courage and good will. we mourn their loss. bless the memories of t
the everglades. his new book is really in depth look at obama's stimulus bill from all sides. substantive debate, what it did, how it changed the way we live, and all the political issues theit. and all the political issues surrounding it. sasha wrote about how a japanese delicacy is taking over the world -- sushi. now he writes for slate and works on books. his latest book that's out this week is called a victory lab. how campaigns target individuals through social science research, a new way of identifying voter interests. our final panelist, charlie, was the republican candidate for governor last election in 2010. before that he had a very distinguished career as probably the foremost expert on the state budget and a national leader in health care. turned an organization around. probably nobody better position to talk about an attitude aspect of this campaign, which is obamacare. nobody better positioned than charlie is. grateful he could join us. we want to have a discussion. i know politics can seem counter-pointy, but nobody here is representing any of the candidates, that i know of. i too
of evils. obama is already in there, and hopefully he is heading in the right direction than getting romney in there and starting fresh. >> who did you vote for>> who dr years ago? >> john mccain. >> so you are starting fresh. >> there is so much confusion, and what i want to know is how can you speak straight up to the american people so we understand what is going to be on the platform, what is it you're a good >> who did you vote for four years ago? >> obama. vice with president obama already being in office, -- >> with president obama already been in office, continue your plan, and then we will evaluate where we are, and i will determine whether i would go democrat again. >> you voted for years ago for? >> mccain. >> what are you thinking? >> it reminds me of the two- headed monster on sesame street where they are pulling each other at the end, but they get back together by cooperation and collaboration. >> who is the cooperation candidates? >> is that answerable? i would like to think romney is triggered strikes you would like to think rahm -- i would like to think romney is. >> you wo
and president barack obama is next wednesday, october 3. jim lehrer will moderate at the university of denver. watch and engage. followed by the domestic policy debate at 9:00. after the debate, your questions and comments. follow live coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and online at c- span.org. >> now, a discussion on the jewish vote and the upcoming presidential election. speakers are the former new york city mayor, ed koch, and current new york congressman, bob turner, who holds the seat formerly held by anthony wiener. this was part of an event from last weekend in new york city at the fordham university law school. >> we are here once again for the wine institute in connection with this conference dedicated to examining the 2012 presidential election and the way it is being shapedy the memory of the holocaust and politics there. we could find no two more interesting people to discuss this topic for many reasons. first, the former three term mayor of new york city, ed koch. [applause] people forget, i do not, but people forget that he started out as a congressman. the discussion we are ta
crystallized their response to the argument that mitt romney favors the rich, which is that barack obama favors the poor. if you look at the medicare ad, basically, you paid into it and now he is putting it towards a program that is not for you. the argument is that you got it tough, and they will make it tougher by picking our pockets and giving money to people who don't deserve it. stan, you did a series of focus groups in 1984 in which this argument had enormous resonance for white working-class voters, when i was in the reagan era -- it was in the reagan era is against democrats. bill clinton thought he had interred it. how big is that against democrats that they will basically hurt the middle class by diverting money to the poor? >> i do not make up with a great worry over this argument could i just finished a book with james, in which i begin with focus groups, the focus groups we did with the reagan democrats. when he saw that the discussion was totally focused on race -- not just race, but their economic plight being a function of the government favoring other groups -- >> this was in 1
was in 2012 -- he will lose in 2012, particularly since the obama campaign will really be ramping up their turnout effort, and latinos are a fast-growing demographic in the denver suburbs. some of the other races we have had to overlook include states like north carolina, where we are paying a lot of tension -- states like north dakota where we are paying a lot of attention to the race. democrats have a very appealing candidate in the former state representative. if i had to pick a race to watch that is not really close right now on the democratic side, and it ray hall in southern west virginia -- nick ray hall. i agree about energy issues in that part of the country hurting democrats and president obama, and it is possible that rates will tighten up quite a bit before election day if obama is somewhere south of 35% in southern west virginia. >> i am fascinated by the race in north dakota. tell us about it. >> you've got a state-wide elected official, essentially, who was elected as the at large congressman in 2010. you have the former attorney general, who was the gubernatorial nomi
to you. >> we have some breaking news by the way. the president obama pose a speech will move inside tomorrow because of the weather we have had. if you had tickets for the stadium, a check and see how this translates to the arena. guy cecil welcome the and robby moook. they follow the senate races closer than anyone. welspun here it we will start off with the same question. -- we will start off with the same question. what is the mood like for these candidates? >> from the house perspective, august has been an abysmal month. mitt romney, i keep saying he has been our best donor. the gift he gave us and paul ryan's nomination was nothing that money could buy. we absolutely have momentum right now between the rise in nomination that nationalized this issue while giving tax breaks to millionaires, people know what you're talking about. then we had todd akin that reminded the country that is the party that wants to redefine rape. it will be helpful to us in suburban districts. the contrast will be clear. we have republicans gallivanting in the sea of galilee. their brand is so toxic at
this obama care through the united states congress and healthcare costs will go down $2,500 per family. instead they have gone up $2,500 per family. is it working? >> no. >> he said if he was elected he would cut the deficit in half. remember that one? it has been another trillion dollar deficit four in a row. that is 50% higher. is it working? >> no. >> it's not working and it is worse than that. the poverty rate is high. food stamps have gone up 50%. is it working? 4,300 dollars cut in take-home pay. is it working? >> no. >> here is the good news. help is on the way. >> yeah! >> mitt romney and paul ryan have the experience and record and they have the public policy plans to put america back to work. before we give a warm miami valley welcome to the next president and vice president of the united states i want you to give a warm welcome to a colleague of mine and friend who snuck across the border from kentucky today. he is a doctor who understands the dangers of obama care. he is a fiscal conservative who understands the nature of the record debts and deficits and understands they a
and president obama in new hampshire. then a campaign yvette with mitt romney then a discussion of the august jobs report. president obama and vice- president joe biden along with first lady michelle obama and jill biden travel to ports mouth, new hampshire. this is one hour, 15 minutes. >> what a great crowd. you all are terrific. , that wead you're here are all here to welcome the president, barack obama, the first lady, michelle obama. and vice president joe biden. and it jill biden. to the greatest state in the nation. we are so excited to have the fab four in new hampshire. they have come here crash of their fantastic season in charlotte. this reminded us again of how very proud we are to have barack obama but as our president and michelle obama as our first lady. you know, president obama is fighting for what democrats have always fought for, and economy grounded in middle-class prosperity, an economy built to last. president obama knows that this is a make or break moment for the middle class. in order for the middle class to thrive, we need to restore the basic values of fairness and
romney wants to win with negative 30-second ads, he will out raise president obama. >> these the only things you cannot get rid of. it is between two pandora songs. it is the last place someone like me can bear -- can guarantee 15 seconds of your time. i think this will be something you see happening a lot more. >> you will be 37 on election day, you are having a second kid. you are working on the outside spending area. >> i'm working at an online strategy communications firm, and we have all kinds of progress of clients, like the unions, the naacp. i am making vide for them. same side of things, but the one thing that my videos no longer a star is the barack obama. >> does the president have a nickname for you? >> he calls me funnyman on occasion, because of my sense of humor. >> thank you very much. [applause] thank you very much for taking us behind the scenes, behind the lens. >> starting tomorrow, watch a gavel-to-gavel coverage. every minute, every speech, live here on c-span. coming up, the democratic national convention -- committee news conference. and then we will hear from
is launched hopefully. and i am leaning towards obama. >> ok, good. >> hello, my name is carla, i was laid off four years ago, and my contingency plan once all my money starts to run out was i start add business which has been in place for 3 1/2 years, i am technically leaning towards president obama. >> ok. technically leaning. ok. >> i'm ann moss, and i am a high school librarian, and i have three 20-somethingings. some launched, some not. >> and really still on the fence. >> great. >> my name is charlie, a entrepreneur, currently working at a web company. got one child. at home. and i'm pretty much undecided. >> ok. >> i am christina, i'm a coastal engineer, i am engaged so i'll be joining married crew. two weeks. and i am leaning towards barack obama. >> great. >> and congratulations. >> name is a.j., computer geek. i'm ridiculously happily married. no kids as of yet. leaning towards obama with some reservation. >> ok. >> i'm susan, and i work in commercial lending, we loan to small businesses for credit union. married. five children. and i'm leaning towards romney. >> ok. good. >> i'm dav
barack obama during the 2008 election and he continues in that role today. welcome to all of you. thank you for being here. i will turn things over to ron and joe. >> can everybody hear me out there? year ago. bill, do you want to join us? that way he does now have to talk back and forth between us. joel, i appreciate coming. >> good to be here. >> this is a follow up on a conversation we had last week in tampa with ron kaufman when we talk a little bit about race and politics. it made a little bit of news. this is something you and i have talked about over the years and we have agreed to disagree. do you think the president's race is the factor at all in this election? >> we talked a lot about it in 2008. president obama, when he was running in 2008 said, " i won't win this election because i am african-american and i won't lose this race because i am african-american parco i think that was true then and i think it is true today. there is a lot the on in this country coming in this world, they are concerned about. this election is about big things in their lives. he has been present fo
% unemployment. for the last 3 1/2 years under barack obama. double digit on employment for young people. halfry can americans, hispanic, president obama promised to fix this economy and he has not done it. he has failed. we can't afford another four years. you agree with me on that? we can't afford more of the same, but we're fortunate because we've got a candidate who has the experience. he's got the record. he has the character. and he has the policies to turn this thing around and bring back america's promise. that's mitt romney. he's got a terrific spouse in ann romney. didn't she do an amazing job at the convention, folks? it was another home run. and once mitt romney is in the white house, his best partner is going to be ohio zone speaker of the house, john boehner. now, while the democrats have failed, john boehner working with paul ryan passed a responsible budget in the house of representatives. he did. he passed 30 pro growth jobs bills that the democrats have blocked. folks, help is on the way. please welcome our friend, ohio's own speaker of the house, john boehner. >> welcome. let
. if obama is reelected, the first year of the second term tends to be one of their best years because that is when they maximum political maneuverability. it is not a technicality of this that makes this complex. it is the politics. in 2013, at least obama will be in a situation where he would have greater maneuverability than he has had. as a result, i think it would be good to go back to the principles of istanbul. it should be reciprocity and proportionality. i would suspect that the president would be thinking about his legacy going forward. re-election has been the guiding star of thinking of this year. going forward will be legacy. i don't foresee him having a lot of chance of making a legacy in politics he will have some issues he can make a priority. he can spend political capital to resolve them. as complex as this issue is, i doubt it is more problematic or has less chance of a resolution that other conflicts. i suspect the president would choose this and i beg it would be critical to make an investment in the type of sustainable diplomatic effort that is needed. i think the
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